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How to Pin Notes in iOS for Easy Note Access

Oct 12, 2017 - 3 Comments
How to pin notes in iOS Notes app

If you use the iOS Notes app often and juggle a myriad of individual notes lists, you may find the new notes pinning feature to be helpful. By pinning a note to the top of the Notes list, you can access any particular note easier and faster than ever before, without having to scroll through … Read More

How to Search in Notes on iPhone and iPad

Jul 27, 2017 - 29 Comments
Search in Notes on iPhone and iPad

Are you looking for a specific note on the Notes app of your iPhone or iPad, but you can’t quite remember which note it was or where to find it? Maybe you have a bunch of notes and you want to quickly get to one about a particular topic? No problem, you can search through … Read More

How to Share Notes from iPhone, iPad for Collaborative Editing

Oct 6, 2016 - 8 Comments
Share Notes in iOS

The Notes app in iOS now allows you to share notes with other iPhone, iPad, and Mac users over iCloud. This Note sharing feature is extremely useful, enabling other invited people to view and edit the same shared note that you are using in a collaborative fashion, and of course other people can invite you … Read More

How to Reset Notes Password in iOS

Jul 25, 2016 - 4 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

Many users are password protecting Notes on iPhone and iPad, which offers a secondary security layer for especially personal or private data stored within the Notes app. Because the Notes app uses a different password from the general password used on the iOS Lock Screen, and different from the password used by an Apple ID … Read More

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone & iPad

May 10, 2016 - 51 Comments
How to restore and recover deleted notes in iOS

The Notes app for iPhone and iPad is widely used by many users for many purposes, whether for keeping a shopping list, password locked personal notes and data, a diary, sketches and drawings, checklists, or whatever else you may want to keep handy on an iPhone or iPad. Because much of the Notes data is … Read More

How to Password Lock Notes on iPhone & iPad

Apr 5, 2016 - 18 Comments
Use Touch ID or enter a password to view the note

The latest versions of the Notes app for iOS allow users to password protect particular notes within the app, making it an excellent place to store personal information and private snippets that you’d like to keep away from prying eyes. In addition to password protection, Notes in iOS also allows users to lock and unlock … Read More

How to Password Protect Notes on Mac OS X

Mar 24, 2016 - 12 Comments

The Notes app is an excellent place to store clips of useful information, and now that you can password protect notes within the Mac app, you can securely keep more personal information within the Notes app of Mac OS X as well. This is a great feature available to new versions of the Notes app, … Read More

How to Add Checklists to Notes in iOS & Mac OS X

Jan 25, 2016 - 23 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

Notes app includes a variety of enhanced features for iOS and OS X users, but one that is particularly useful is the ability to make checklists easily in the app. As you probably guessed, the checklists are interactive, so you can check things off your own created lists or notes easily to help you keep … Read More

How to Use the Drawing Tools in Notes for iPhone & iPad

Oct 7, 2015 - 75 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

The Notes app in iOS now allows you to draw, sketch, and color, using your finger or a stylus on the touchscreen. This is a really fun feature that is quite well done, and you’ll find the Notes drawing ability is particularly great on the larger screened iPhone and iPad models, but it works well … Read More

How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS

Nov 20, 2014 - 20 Comments

The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and it’s iCloud syncing abilities between iOS devices and … Read More

Quickly Make a Stickies Note from a Selection in Mac OS X

Jul 9, 2014 - 22 Comments

Stickies is an app that creates floating notes that can sit on your Mac desktop, it’s been around on the Mac for ages and tends to sit quietly forgotten in the Applications folder of OS X. Often the lack of Stickies usage is either due to not knowing the app exists, or just not knowing … Read More

Create an Instant Notepad in Any Web Browser Window

Mar 27, 2013 - 15 Comments
Instant Notepad from any web browser

Ever needed a quick place to paste some text or make a quick note while you’re doing web work? Using a neat trick, you can turn any web browser window or tab into an instant notepad that you can write in, copy and paste out of, and even adjust the font sizes within. There really … Read More

Use Notes to Save Temporary Links & URL’s Without Adding to Bookmarks

Mar 13, 2013 - 6 Comments
Save links without bookmarking them by tossing them into Notes app

If you’ve ever needed to gather a collection of website URL’s for later use, but didn’t want to bookmark everything or add them to Reading List, try tossing more ephemeral temporary links into an open note within the Notes app that is now bundled with Mac OS X. Not only will the links be synced … Read More

Create, Find, & Modify Notes with Siri on iPhone & iPad

Mar 11, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Make a note with Siri

Siri can create new notes, modify existing notes, and find old ones, each of which is tied to the cross iOS & Mac Notes app. This is an excellent trick to use in situations where you want to make a note or modify an existing one but you can’t spend much time fiddling with your … Read More

Use Notes as a Super Clipboard to Sync Data Between Macs and iOS Devices

Sep 30, 2012 - 39 Comments
Store files, images, and more in OS X Notes app

Notes has been around in iOS for a while, but it’s new to the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and if you think it’s just a place to keep track of a few thoughts you’re greatly underestimating the usefulness of this app. In fact, Notes can function as a powerful cross-platform clipboard, because not … Read More

Pin an iCloud-Enabled Note to the Mac Desktop from Notes App

Aug 13, 2012 - 13 Comments
A note floating on the Mac OS X desktop

The new Notes app in Mac OS lets you tear off notes and to float over the Mac OS X desktop. You can think of this as the Stickies app on steroids, and not only does it look better, but you can share directly from the Note. Best of all, if you have iCloud set … Read More

Change the Default Font of Notes App in Mac OS X

Aug 8, 2012 - 14 Comments
Change the Default Font of Notes app in Mac OS X

The new Notes app in OS X features a default font that is kind of hard to read and looks a bit goofy, nearly like Comic Sans. If you want a more professional looking font that’s easier on the eyes, you can easily switch the default font from “Noteworthy” to the always classic Helvetica, or … Read More

How to Change Notes Font on iPad and iPhone

Sep 28, 2010 - 3 Comments

Are you tired of the scribbly marker looking font in the Notes app on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Want to have a different font in Notes app for iOS? No problem, you can select a variety of font options to be the default on the Notes app.

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